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“Vagina: A New Biography” by Naomi Wolf

  • By
  • Liza Mundy,
  • New America Foundation
October 27, 2012 |
Once upon a time, journalists were discouraged from mentioning genitalia in print. If you wanted to do so, you needed a compelling reason, and about 300 editors had to sign off on it. Meetings would be held. Layers of bureaucracy would be invoked. Style manuals would be wielded.
Then one day near the end of the 20th century, a woman named Lorena Bobbitt took up a knife, and there was no way to describe which part of her husband she went after without using the word “penis.” And so writers began to use it. Penis, penis, penis!

Drone Theater Expands Beyond Pakistan | Washington Post

October 24, 2012

Under President Obama, the attacks have continued in Somalia and expanded in Yemen. Sources: New America Foundation; Longwarjournal.org; staff reports. Julie Tate and Bill Webster/The Washington Post.

The 'Fiscal Cliff' Explained in Charts | Washington Post

October 23, 2012

However, this change is not evenly distributed between the cliff's components, as this helpful chart from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget shows. ...

The Shaky Future Of Pell Grants | Washington Post

October 20, 2012

The New America Foundation's Jason Delisle points out that Mr. Obama proposed some stopgap Pell funding in his last budget but only enough to see the program through one more year, setting up another funding cliff. Mr. Romney's positioning is even more ...

Vice Presidential Debate: 6 questions That Should Be Asked … and Probably Won’t | Washington Post

October 11, 2012

Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation: Soon after U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stephens was killed in Benghazi, the China Daily ran an op-ed arguing that the U.S. has “paid a huge price” for its “Internet freedom” policy. How do you respond to this – especially in light of the fact that the White House asked YouTube to censor the “Innocence of Muslims” film trailer even though its content falls well within the bounds of First Amendment-protected speech?


CEOs Warn Obama, Congress To Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff' | Washington Post

October 18, 2012

Executives are also contributing millions of dollars to a campaign being waged by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a group working to promote the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan. If no agreement is reached, taxes on all Americans ...

Google's Restricting Of Anti-Muslim Video Shows Role Of Web Firms As Free ... | Washington Post

September 14, 2012

“Notice that Google has more power over this than either the Egyptian or the U.S. government,” said Tim Wu, a Columbia University law professor. “Most free speech today has nothing to do with governments and everything to do with companies.” ...


“The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless ... | Washington Post

September 14, 2012

For those who've been paying attention, much of what follows will be familiar. The notion that the GOP is pushing policies that are enriching the wealthy at the expense of the middle class was one of the pillars of Michael Lind's book “Up From ...

'The End Of Men': Talk All About it | Washington Post

September 12, 2012

Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy published “The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family” in March, and four different books on the subject hit the market within weeks of one another in 2008.

Obama's Debt Reduction Plan is Not Equal to Simpson-Bowles | Washington Post

September 10, 2012

When the president released his budget in February, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget assessed its savings to be “far below those” of Simpson-Bowles. After aligning assumptions, the nonpartisan committee found Mr. Obama's $4.3 trillion to ...

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